Events in Film & TV on June 15

First Moving Images

1878 World's first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground

  • 1948 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1960 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

  • 1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1967 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • 1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

Television Premiere

1983 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

  • 1985 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV

Music Concert

1986 Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour concludes with megaconcert at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey; participants include: U2; Sting; Bryan Adams; Peter Gabriel; Lou Reed; Neville Brothers; Joan Baez; Joan Armatrading; Joni Mitchell; The Police; Jackson Browne; Yoko Ono; Miles Davis; Peter, Paul & Mary; and The Hooters

Film & TV History

1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres

  • 1994 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million

Film & TV History

1997 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Film Premiere

2001 Indian epic "Laagan" directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh premieres